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Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies

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Chewy, monster-sized oatmeal cookies stuffed with nuts and chocolate chips, enhanced with a hint of cinnamon.

Makes about 36

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups butter (at room temperature)
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1-1/2 cups packed light-brown sugar
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
2 cups sweetened flake coconut
2 cups chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in bowl. In 8-quart bowl, beat butter on medium speed until smooth and creamy, 1 minute. Gradually beat in sugars; beat to combine, 2 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Beat in vanilla extract. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips, oats, coconut and pecans. For each cookie, drop 1/4 cup dough onto ungreased baking sheets, spacing 3 inches apart. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes, until edges are lightly browned; rotate sheets halfway through. Remove cookies from rack to cool. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

NOTE: For 6 dozen (72) smaller cookies, use 2 tablespoons dough for each. Bake at 350 F for 15 to 18 minutes.

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Reviews of Laura Bush’s Cowboy Cookies:

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  A cookie baker  Nov 28, 2014
Would make this again.
This is my family's favorite cookies. They always ask for them grandchildren love to help make them. 5 stars

  Yvonne in the Netherlands  Oct 25, 2014
Would make this again.
These cookies are the best! I make theme over and over again and put them in a bag or container in the freezer, so I always have some :-)
Absolutely love them!
5 stars

  A cookie baker in Portland Oregon  Oct 24, 2014
Would make this again.
Best cookies ever! No, seriously, they are! 5 stars

  Toni H. in Ohio  Oct 18, 2014
Would make this again.
I made Laura Bush's Cowboy Cookies for a friend that is leaving the area as a going-away gift. These cookies are amazing ! I am so glad that they are his favorite because now they are our favorite cookies ! 5 stars

  Peg Griffin in Washingtonville, NY  Oct 11, 2014
Would make this again.
I have made this cookie almost every year since I first found the recipe. It was one a bunch now it is the only one I make at Christmas. 5 stars

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